Mixed media: textures
Mixed media: textures. Learn a wide variety of techniques to build up tactile, textured relief surfaces and visual textures to create imaginative and personal imagery.
Lots of mixed-media demonstrations showing you how to play and experiment with incorporating textures into your paintings. You will be guided towards finding your own way of incorporating textures into your own subject matter – landscape, still life or figurative. Inspiration from a variety of artists.
You will leave with a wealth of ideas to give your paintings a new dimension and depth, along with developing your creativity, artistic self confidence and mixed media skills.
includes most materials
Day: Sat + Sun
Time: 10 – 4pm
Tutor: Brian Raymond
2018 – 2019
Essential items to bring
- Pencil: 4B, 6B
- Plastic erasor
- Painting paper
- Daler Rowney: A2 size
System 3 acrylic pad
230gsm – 20 sheets
- Winsor + Newton: 500 x 400 size
Galleria acrylic pad
300gsm – 15 sheets
Optional items to bring
Baby wipes (hand cleansing tissues)
Rag (old cloth) for smudging charcoal or paint when drawing
Wear old clothes or bring an apron
Pen and notebook for taking notes during the course
Sat: 10 – 4pm
Sun: 10 – 4pm
Tutor: Brian Raymond
Beginner, improver, intermediate, adults
Min 6 – Max 10
Course includes tea, coffee & biscuits. Please provide your own lunch on full day courses,workshops and classes.
Diaries from all previous courses
What can I expect
Carefully structured teaching that will lead you step by step, giving you the confidence to involve yourself fully in the creative exercises and challenges during the weekend.
Loads of individual attention in a supportive and relaxed atmosphere with lots of 1:1 encouragement to explore, experiment and discover.
Creativity and technical skills
The weekend involves a variety of exercises with lots of materials and techniques that will enable you to develop both your technical and creative skills to ensure you leave inspired and able to continue developing your skills after the course.
Choose this course if you want to develop a mixed media style or discover how to incorporate textures into your acrylic painting.
“I learnt lots of tips and ideas and ways of using everyday objects to create two lovely paintings which without the teaching from Brian I would not have thought I was capable of or had the confidence to try. I am happy with the resulting paintings.”
“I found the course very good. Brian encourages but doesn’t push, he gives you the idea and then lets you get on with it.”
You will discover a new rich textural language that when used in your drawing and paintings bring a rich tactile quality that makes your work infinitely more interesting and engaging. You will learn how to create relief tactile surfaces using acrylic paints and mediums alongside other techniques. All techniques are demonstrated before you have a chance to try it out. By the end of the 2-days you will leave with a wealth of ideas and techniques that may very well change the way you work in the future, in the creation of abstract or semi abstract landscape, still life or figurative paintings.
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The morning is spent exploring and experimenting with different consistencies of acrylic paint learning how it behaves when painted over a variety of surfaces. You will learn how to create textures using a variety of application methods using emulsion, glues, collage and ways of layering your mixed media that will result in stunning looking textures. The afternoon is spent focusing on composition and gaining a deeper understanding in developing relationships between different textures. You will also have the opportunity to use your new skills in creating your own textured art work on paper, with inspiration from a variety of contemporary artists.
The morning continues with new texture demonstrations and more chance for you to experiment and learn. Today we will use cardboard, moulds, and print methods to create more stunning textures. The afternoon is spent using your new skills in creating your own textured art work on paper, with inspiration from a variety of contemporary artists. With 1:1 support and guidance you will have the opportunity to explore how to incorporate the new techniques into your own preferred style – landscape, still life or figurative.
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“Good fun, it’s nice to explore and play with different materials”
“A great exploration of texture. Excellent way to unleash/re-kindle creativity.”
“Fun to experiment, informal and thought provoking. I won’t be afraid to add different elements, techniques and materials into my own work.”